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Sony gets voice and AI control continues its control portfolio

DENVER – May 1, 2019 – continues expanding the power of artificial intelligence in the home through a collaboration with Sony, an industry leader in premium audio and video technology. Integration with network-enabled Sony televisions, projectors, and receivers provides an array of robust solutions for voice-controlled entertainment spaces.

Device compatibility not only results in unmatched client experience but a seamless set-up process for the system integrator as well. After connecting to the network, Josh auto-populates Sony devices, accelerating the deployment process for custom installers. Configuration of HDMI inputs and AV outputs are visibly diagrammed in the Josh portal for intuitive setup. Once the system is completed, users are able to walk from room to room and simply ask their Josh Micro to turn on their desired content.

For example, homeowners can walk into their theater and say, “OK Josh, watch season 3 episode 2 of Mad Men.” understands the request is coming from the theater, powers on the projector, utilizes a knowledge graph to determine Mad Men is on Netflix, directs the Sony receiver to select the appropriate media server as an input and sends to the proper output, switches to the appropriate audio source, and almost instantly Mad Men is on!

“Sony’s focus has always been on innovation and premium quality experiences for our customers,” said Mike Fasulo, President, and Chief Operating Officer, Sony Electronics North America. “As a leader in supporting the custom installation channel, we see a great opportunity to get even closer to our customers by working with’s technology.”

“We’re excited to align with Sony as a fellow innovator in the industry,” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of “Our device integrations are incredibly important as we recommend solutions for luxury clients who want performance as well as reliability, with the simplicity of being able to ask for any music or video content in a room and have it instantly play. Sony is a prominent manufacturer for many of our dealers, and we’re excited to continue our development with their product mix. Our goal with is to deliver a magical experience to the user and our relationship with Sony gets us one step closer to that vision.”

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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